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Student record 2015/16 - Teacher training course

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Student record 2015/16

Fields required from institutions in Wales

Teacher training course

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Short nameTTCID

This field is a one character field completed for students on courses that lead to teacher qualifications. The selection will determine the type of the teacher training.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All courses where Course.REDUCEDC = 00, 01, 04 or 07 unless provider in Wales and Course.COURSEAIM begins with P, Q, R, S or X

Valid entries and labels
0Not a teacher training course
1On initial or pre-service teacher training course leading to Qualified Teacher Status or to registration as a school teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland
2On other initial teacher training course not leading to Qualified Teacher Status nor to registration as a school teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland
5Inset course
8NCTL funded flexible provision (ITT)
9Other NCTL funded provision not elsewhere specified
DOther Pre-ITT activity funded by the NCTL
FSubject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) - NCTL funded
GSchool Direct Training Programme
QEarly Years Initial Teacher Training

Providers in Wales can only use codes 0, 1, 2 and 5.

Students funded by DfE(NI) on courses leading to eligibility to teach in Northern Ireland should be coded 1 in this field.

Code 1 includes PGCE, BEd, first degree with Qualified Teacher Status and courses leading concurrently to a degree and to a diploma in Education.

Code 2 includes courses leading to Further Education Teacher Qualification and to Nursing and Midwifery Teacher Qualification. FE courses will be specifically identified in Course.ITTPHSC code 31 'Further education'.

Code 5: NCTL and HEFCE have given a working definition of an INSET course as follows:

An INSET/In-service course is one for which the primary (but not necessarily the only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of teachers, lecturers or trainers. In considering whether this is the purpose of particular course, providers may wish to consider the content of the course and course literature, including prospectuses and any other marketing material.

Providers are not expected to return a record to HESA for students on employment-based routes (e.g. GTP, OTT and RTP). The NCTL collects this data via the Employment Based Routes Data Management System (EBRDMS).

Code F (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) instances will not be included in HESA standard populations.

Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) students must be coded 9 'Other NCTL funded provision not elsewhere specified' in this field. MTL students must be identified as such using the M02 code in Course.COURSEAIM field.

School Direct programmes

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has provided some guidance for instances associated with the School Direct programme:

Code G 'School Direct Training Programme' should be used where the allocation is with a school.

Codes G-P were originally introduced to permit the return of the funding mechanism alongside the identity of the course as a School Direct programme. It was proposed that in future the funding element of this information should be collected instead through the ‘Major source of tuition fees' field (Instance.MSTUFEE). From 2014/15 providers who formerly used the full range of codes G-P should use only code G 'School Direct Training Programme' in this field, and codes H-P have been removed.

The completion of Instance.MSTUFEE will additionally be required to indicate whether the instance is either salaried or funded through tuition fees. Validation will restrict any instances which have a Course.TTCID of G to the use of codes 01, 02, 03, 04, 52, 53, 54 and 81 in Instance.MSTUFEE. The Instance.MSTUFEE field has also been added to the ITT record for 2014/15 to mirror the Student record.

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes

Further guidance on the coding requirements for those on EYITT programmes may be found in the 'Further guidance about Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes' document.

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Reason required

Used to identify and differentiate between different types of teacher training student in the analysis of ITT provision.

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: TTCID
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